The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Five. Heathens and Baptists
caption: Naga wood carving threatened by missions
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Ao
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: As it is, the Aos' highly developed art of wood carving is in danger of extinction. The high reliefs and carved figures in the bachelors' halls and on the houses of the donors of Feasts of Merit were the main works of the craftsmen, but with the disappearance of morung and the ban on Feasts of Merit, there is neither incentive nor scope for the Naga sculptor.